Division I - Biology, Chemistry, and Process Engineering
Division I comprises twenty KIT research institutes, the KIT Department of Chemistry and Biosciences and the KIT Department of Chemical and Process Engineering as well as P2 - Natural, Artificial and Cognitive Information Processing (NACIP) and P3 - Materials Systems Engineering (MSE) in Helmholtz Information.
Collectively we are focused on our new research theme "Material and Energy Circuits in Circular Economy, Life Science Engineering, Process Technology and Digitalization". In this way, we research and teach the latest processes and methods of material and energy conversion for the circular economy and build a synergistic bridge to the life sciences. In terms of content, the size scales are addressed both theoretically and experimentally from nanogram synthesis to the near-industrial ton scale. All research in Division I is geared to the requirements of a resource-efficient data-based society.
Professor Dr. Andrea Robitzki has been Head of Division I since February 17th, 2020,
Prof. Dr. Andrea Robitzki
Material and Energy Circuits in Circular Economy, Life Science Engineering, Process Technology and Digitization
Karlsruhe Center for Optics and Photonics Sets Standard and Uses Synergies – Interdisciplinarity Pushes Exchange and Innovation.More
Double Success in the Innovation Prize Competition of the Karlsruhe Technology Region: nanoshape GmbH Is Granted the Jury Prize, KIT’s Institute for Mechanical Process Engineering and Mechanics Wins the Prize of the Audience.More
Researchers from Göttingen and Karlsruhe have developed a new treatment approach for pancreatic cancer. The innovative method promises to be able to treat the disease in a more targeted way and with fewer side effects in the future.More
In Cooperation with Industry, KIT Researchers Develop a More Sustainable and Efficient Process to Recycle Materials from Lithium-ion Batteries.
Nadja Alina Henke, Gözde Kabay, and Jingyuan Xu Receive Funding from Carl Zeiss Foundation – CZS Nexus Program Supports Outstanding Early-stage Researchers in STEM Disciplines.
Water and UV Radiation Rapidly and Efficiently Degrade Crosslinked Polymers of Diaper Liners without Needing Any Chemicals – Recycled Plastic Molecules Can Be Used in Various Ways.More
KIT Researchers Present New System for Activation and Catalytic Transfer of Ammonia – Catalysis Is Based on Main Group Elements.More
Quick Growth or Long-term Collaboration – Depending on the Biochar Fertilizer, Plants Living in Symbiosis with Mycorrhizal Fungi Exhibit Different Molecular ResponsesMore